Pupils' proud day

PUBLISHED: 12:43 27 July 2006 | UPDATED: 14:45 12 May 2010

Pupils at Roysia Middle School, Royston, after the prize-giving - Pic: DANIEL WILSON

Pupils at Roysia Middle School, Royston, after the prize-giving - Pic: DANIEL WILSON

A SCHOOL has celebrated the success of its pupils by holding a prize-giving ceremony attended by Royston s mayor. Roysia Middle School, in Royston, held its annual presentation day to mark its pupils curricular achievements and to say farewell to Year 8

A SCHOOL has celebrated the success of its pupils by holding a prize-giving ceremony attended by Royston's mayor.

Roysia Middle School, in Royston, held its annual presentation day to mark its pupils' curricular achievements and to say farewell to Year 8 students who make the step up to The Meridian School in September.

A spokeswoman for the school said: "We do this to recognise and celebrate pupils' achievements over the last year. Pupils have worked extremely hard and deserve every recognition."

The event was attended by parents, governors, visitors, staff and pupils.

More than 200 prizes were awarded to more than 100 pupils for their accomplishments in various subjects.

The prizes were presented by

Royston's mayor Cllr Lynn Berry, Julie Galvin, head of Year 9 at The Meridian School, Royston schools nurse Beverley Kavanagh and Pc Colin Mingay.

The spokeswoman said: "The pupils were unaware of who was going to receive the awards and they were all surprised to see their proud parents in the audience, as they had been invited in secrecy.

"It was nice for them to see their children presented with the awards. It was a lovely atmosphere for all."

Prizes were awarded to all pupils in all year groups; however, the overall winners for each subject were awarded to Year 8 pupils.

Matthew Cooper won the Vince Davies Award for personal achievement while the overall girl and boy pupil awards went to Sydney Firman and Conor Ackland.

Talking about the pupils of the year the spokeswoman said: "Sydney is unfailingly kind, polite, helpful and very hardworking. She is a credit to her family and the school.

"Conor is also hardworking and very diligent. He's a charismatic lad with a wicked sense of humour and taste for fun."

Cllr Berry said it had been a privilege to be asked to attend the ceremony and it was one of the nicest duties she had carried out so far.

- Year 8 awards; Art - Kelly Reid, English - Melody Harding, French - Daniel Bird, Geography - Matthew McCreadie, History - Daniel Bird, ICT - Conor Ackland, Maths - Daniel Bird, Music - Kelly Reid, PE - Ana Hay, Guidance - Melody Harding, RE - Matthew McCreadie, Science - Conor Ackland, Technology - Ian Bray, Special Drama Award - Sean Crozier, Exhibition work - Megan Baldwin and Ian Bray, Vince Davies Award for personal achievement - Matthew Cooper, Girl Pupil - Sydney Firman, and Boy Pupil - Conor Ackland.

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